Honored Kid

Natalie Swanson

Age 19
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Kasson, MN, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2011


In treatment

Treated At

Mayo Clinic Rochester

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My Story

Natalie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on March 1, 2011. Natalie is a sweet, smart, polite, and wonderful girl. She loves to play with her stuffed animals, dolls, barbies, and any thing princess. Natalie loves to read, color, and write. It goes without saying, she loves Kindergarten! Natalie use to participate in gymnastics. When I think of six year olds, I think of Christopher Robin. He represents the innocence of youth - carefree, imaginative, and playful. That's Natalie. No, she is not a boy, but when I look at her, my heart swells with love as she cares, nurtures, and plays with her toys. She is the big sister that coaches her little sister (and toys) when they get themselves into a jam. Just like Christopher Robin, she is way beyond her years in the wise ways of youthful logic. Most of all, at the end of the day, Natalie enjoys snuggling up and teaching us grown ups how to love. We pray for Natalie's full and speedy recovery. We also hope her story will inspire you to love and grow, even in her difficult and painful times. The animals in the Hundred Acre Woods may never see Christopher Robin's father, but isn't he always there guiding the way? So is our Father, the all mighty God, the creator of the universe! May Natalie's story reveal the love, grace and salvation that can only come through faith in a savior the world cannot see, rather, experience through life. Get well soon, sweet Natalie. We love you!

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